The Care Of Clematis Montana.
Known to be a vigorous climber Clematis montana can become rather woody. Whilst this is fine in the spring and summer when the plant is in leaf it can look very unslightly in the winter. So GardenAdvice recommends cutting them back hard every 4 years to allow them to regenerate themselves with new stems from dormant shoots at the base of the stems once they are pruned back this can be done in the winter or early spring before birds start to nest as they often nest in the woody mass of stems.
New stems will grow quickly in spring as they have the full root system to support them, especially if you use a liquid plant food in the spring such as a liquid tomato feed that contains high levels of potash which will also help the plant to create addition flower on the new growth
With Clematis montana they flower on the new growth produced in the same season
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